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Creative Coast: Local entrepreneurs to pitch ideas at upcoming competition – Business – Savannah Morning News

Last week, we celebrated our local female entrepreneurs. Today, I’d like to celebrate our newest entrepreneurs.

Got an idea for a business that is keeping you up at night? Want to live the glamorous life of an entrepreneur? That’s a joke by the way …

The Creative Coast is a proud sponsor and partner of the SCORE “BizPitch SavannahTM” Entrepreneurial Competition, an annual event that allows local aspiring entrepreneurs and owners of newly launched small businesses in the area to pitch their startup ideas for a chance to win more than $10,000 in cash and free professional services to help them launch and grow their new businesses.

All types of new businesses are encouraged to apply.

To participate, interested parties must apply before midnight Friday and submit a non-refundable $25 application fee. Applications will be reviewed by a committee and an announcement will be made Oct. 14 regarding the top

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Wine industry exec joins Bank of Marin on California Central Coast

If industry enthusiasts believe making wine is a roller coaster ride — especially in the age of western wildfires and COVID-19 — then Michael Brughelli should feel right at home, considering he once planned to either go into mechanical engineering like his father or design roller coasters.

In joining two others on a Bank of Marin wine lending team for the Central Coast, Brughelli takes the newly created position of vice president and market officer. Since 2018, the Novato-based financial institution has focused on the region as an area of increased wine lending potential. The industry has shown it deserves its own financial division for some banks.

Brughelli, 38, has a background in agriculture starting with his childhood, working on a farm then majoring in viticulture. His experience in the winemaking business spans 15 years.

The winemaker-turned-banker has already counseled many winery owners and managers about how to navigate their

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